I was honored with the task of making the coronation garb for HRM Timothy II and Ysmay II. They both found inspiration pictures that indicated the general design of the garb they wanted. Ysmay chose a painting of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Timothy chose the coronation gown of Roger II of Sicily. The photo on the left is the gown from Roger II. It has amazing embroidery around the cuffs and the bottom of the gown.
I made a 16th C. loose gown using the same pattern as the black velvet gown I made. I used a heavy cotton fabric that was of the same weight as upholstery fabric. I purchased the fabric at Gulf Wars, and thought it had a lovely blue and white pattern.